Whether the weather has quashed your outdoor plans or you’re looking for a fun night out, the bowling centre at the Fairmont Banff Springs can be just the ticket. The centre offers four lanes of Canadian five-pin bowling— including neon blacklight bowling — as well as ping-pong tables and a pool table. If you’re looking for a nosh, the lounge serves up world-class food and drinks for grown-ups. The centre is open all year long and reservations are recommendations.
In Banff National Park, a unique climbing experience awaits on Mount Norquay’s Via Ferrata. Italian for Iron Road, it takes hiking to a new level – and if you can climb a ladder you can climb the Via Ferrata. Ride up to the site on an open chairlift and watch for wildlife. Experienced guides at the top will provide an in-depth safety orientation and all the gear you need. Using a an anchoring system of cables and ladders you’ll conquer the pitches and cross a suspension bridge to be literally on top of the world.
Although Monod Sports has become a diversified outdoor sporting goods store based in Banff National Park (with a retail store in Banff and online store), every major theme can be traced back to the family’s history of skiing, mountaineering and love of the outdoors. John Monod, founder of Monod Sports, never came to Canada from Switzerland with the intention of being a retailer. He was an adventurer, a mountaineer and a young man looking for a new start in a new country. Above all else, Johnny Monod was a skier.
GyPSy Guide GPS Audio Driving Tour Apps are "Like Having A Tour Guide In Your Car"™ for Banff, Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Drumheller, Waterton Alberta SW. The benefits of a guided tour, the freedom to drive yourself. Apps automatically play stories, tips and directions as you drive. No data roaming.
Banff offers some of the best skiiing in the world with challenging terrain for all levels of skiers and snowboarders as well as some of the most breathtaking views in the world.
Dogsled tours operate at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and include hotel pick up and drop off. Banff Gondola tickets must be booked for a certain day and time. Hot Springs passes are open tickets and can be used at anytime.
Join Powder Guides on the famous Wapta Traverse, the ultimate hut to hut ski tour in the Canadian Rockies. The Wapta Icefields spread for many miles north along the continental divide from the Lake Louise area. With vast glaciers, easy peaks and a well placed hut system, the area is perfect for a great ski traverse. Join them today.
Backroads leads a number of biking, hiking and multi-adventure tours based around Banff and surrounding areas. We've been in business since 1979 and guest satisfaction is our #1 priority.
World-class adventure landscape photography tours...We believe that the perfect picture starts with adventure. Travelling through the back country, chasing the light is what drives us to create images that showcase nature at its best. Canada has no shortage of raw beauty and we want to share some of our favourite spots with you. Our team of top photographers will take you on an adventure of a lifetime, capturing images that wanderers crave and sharing our highly detailed processing secrets.
Look for a special gift for someone or find a keepsake for yourself at the Banff Christmas Market. Featuring goods inspired by the Rocky Mountain culture, you’re bound to find something unique. Festive entertainment and culinary delights complement the event. The Banff Christmas Market is held at the Warner Stables, which are transformed into a charming market venue. Admission is $2.
As fall retreats and winter emerges, so does the wonder and joy of Christmas in the Canadian Rockies. At dusk, the streets come alive with the magic glow of the Santa Claus Parade of Lights as a procession of floats, performers, and Santa himself traverse Banff Avenue. The parade begins at the Banff Avenue and Elk St intersection and continues down Banff Avenue until the Buffalo Street Intersection.
The Banff Craft Beer Festival takes place at the home of Canada's first national park and is held each year in late November. The Cave and Basin National Historic Site is beautifully set at the base of the Canadian Rockies, and is now home to the world's most beautiful beer festival. Throughout the night, sample amazing food from some of Banff's best pubs and restaurants, try an offering of beers from Alberta's own breweries and share stories with local brew masters.